1920 Fonseca

Tasting notes for individual Ports, with an index sorted by vintage and alphabetically.
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AHB
Fonseca 1963
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1920 Fonseca vintage port

Post by AHB » 23:49 Sat 16 Jan 2010

Deep colour, intense red but with a transparent centre. Mature and fruity nose; rich, lively and spicy - All Spice over redcurrants. Sweet and intense in the mouth, very fruity and full of rich, mouthfilling flavours. A big aftertaste; a huge orange burst on swallowing, followed by a long and big aftertaste. An absolutely amazing wine, which most people guessed to be 50 years younger than it was. My wine of the night at the 2009 TPF Christmas offline. 95/100. Drunk 17 Dec 2009.
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Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
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Re: 1920 Fonseca vintage port

Post by JacobH » 16:38 Sun 17 Jan 2010

This was just incredible. How many wines in the world would be in such fabulous condition nearly 90 years after harvesting?
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Cockburn 1900
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Re: 1920 Fonseca vintage port

Post by jdaw1 » 12:28 Sat 03 Apr 2010

Mature brick red, quite translucent. SRG right said ‟proper port colour”. On the tip of the tongue very bitter. Sharp. Alas somewhat thin in the palate, but with strawberry.

I don’t usually associate Fonseca with strawberry.

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